There’s nothing quite like a good transfer story to get the anticipation going – and thankfully, we have a lots of those today.
Huge money moves, big name transfers and a rallying call for the Dons to sleigh (sorry!) their oposition this Christmas.
Here are today’s top stories…
- Ross County midfielder Chris Burke will miss tomorrow’s Premiership trip to Dundee, with the former Scotland international continuing to toil with a viral infection (Press and Journal)
- Derby are to make a £500,000 bid for Hearts full-back Callum Paterson, who is out of contract this summer (Daily Record)
- Inverness manager Richie Foran feels like he is letting the club down by failing to stop them leaking goals (Press and Journal)
- Rangers manager Mark Warburton insists the Joey Barton saga will not put him off signing another wayward talent (Daily Record)
- Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has challenged every player in his squad to play a part in the run of fixtures in December (Press and Journal)
- Hibs want to bring Kris Commons on loan next month – but any deal would depend on how accommodating Celtic are in terms of the 33-year-old’s salary (Scotsman)
- Caley Thistle defender Brad McKay will return for tomorrow’s crucial Premiership match against Hamilton Accies, but right back David Raven is set for a six-week injury lay-off (Press and Journal)
South of the Border
- French champions Paris St-Germain could make a £50m summer move for Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli, 20 (Daily Mirror)
- Everton are interested in Manchester United forward Memphis Depay, 22, and attacking Napoli player Manolo Gabbiadini, 25, for whom they may be willing to bid £18m (Sun)
- Watford, West Brom, Swansea and Everton want Manchester United winger Ashley Young, 31 (Manchester Evening News)
- Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez, 32, will consider a £33m offer from Gus Poyet’s Shanghai Shenhua, but may choose to retire instead (Goal.com)
- Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, 32, will not leave the club in January, despite being linked with Italian champions Juventus. (Bleacher Report)
Leading football clubs in the north-east and north of Scotland have insisted they have not been made aware of any instances of sexual abuse taking place under their watch.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle released a statement claiming staff were co-operating with the police to establish a procedure in the event of any referral being brought forward.
Aberdeen FC and Ross County also said there was no indication any of their staff members had taken part in the sexual abuse of players.